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Windows 7: Install 7 on my SSD and then change back to my mechanical HDD??

29 Oct 2014   #1
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 
Install 7 on my SSD and then change back to my mechanical HDD??

I would like it if someone could tell me why I can't change my BIOS to AHCI and plug in my SSD and install 7. Then change the sata cable back to my mechanical drive and change the BIOS back to IDE.

After I do that the system doesn't like to boot to the mechanical drive once I do this. I believe that it has something to do with changing the ID of the HD. At times looking in the BIOS there is NO HD shown then on repeated attempts it eventually locates the mechanical drive and it works again. I was trying to avoid hosing the system I have and working on the SSD install a little at a time.

I also considered installing an image of my 7 system onto the SSD with AHCI enabled, but apparently this won't work either.

Thank you all,

J T


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29 Oct 2014   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

So leave it at IDE then.
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29 Oct 2014   #3
gregrocker

 

You can first change the HD install to AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums
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30 Oct 2014   #4
Tinsby

Dual boot Win7 Pro 64 & Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela"
 
 
Please clarify

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
So leave it at IDE then.
Let BIOS set as default IDE and install 7 and forget AHCI altogether?


Doesn't that give me a performance hit by not enabling AHCI then?
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30 Oct 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

Yes, you should install in AHCI mode if its available. I gave you the way to do this with an existing install so you needn't worry about changing mode at all.
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